Posts tagged as 'Danmark'

Thu 2.9.

‘Beddo’ by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm (DK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Beddo' by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm

This minimalst sofa was designed by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm and is currently displayed at the exhibition ‘Designers Investigating’ in Øksnehallen in Copenhagen. ‘Beddo’ – Japanese for ‘bed’ – is composed of a thin upholstered plane in floor height and a wooden structure for the removable backrest. It was not the young Danish designer’s intention to create a comfy and soft sofa, but rather a simple resting place, which still requires some physical activity – since the lack of corporal motion is one reason for an increasing number of people with back- and joint pain.

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Tue 31.8.

‘Concord’ by Thomas Pedersen for Stouby (DK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 31.08.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Concord' by Thomas Pedersen for Stouby

This higly elegant swivel chair was designed by the Danish architect Thomas Pedersen for the old-established Danish manufacturer Stouby. The relatively thin and light base, made from casted aluminum stands in contrast to the wide and cosy, smoothly curved seat shell. ‘Concord’ is available in both fabric and leather, its upholstery is based on a form casted foam in the back and the seat.

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Taastrup Theatre by COBE Copenhagen

The Danish architectural practice COBE recently unveiled this extension of the 1970s local community theatre, situated in a social housing neighborhood of Taastrup closed to Copenhagen. First the architects were commissioned to improve the energy consumption of the building but they used this opportunity to improve the general appeal and functionality of the building by introducing a second (isolating) theatre curtain around the rough concrete structure.

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'Penny' by Globe Zero 4

The Danish design duo Busk Hertzog designed this light and simple occasional table for Globe Zero 4 (a company founded in 2008 when the two Danish brands Globe Furniture and Zero 4 merged and became one shared collection). The filigree structure of the ‘Penny’ builds a perfect contrast to the colourful and ample upholstery Busk Hertzog and Globe Zero 4 have developed years ago.

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'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

The Copenhagen based textile designer realised some new stunning light installations. One of them is the 6 x 6 meter neon tapestry for Gigantium, a culture center in Aalborg, which is made from a beautyfully composed raster of neon tubes in several gradings of green.

'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

’5240 Vollsmose’ in Odense is a gigantic ornament on the roof top of the local culture center that moves slowly around its own axis. The 4 x 4 m symbol is made from LED and aluminium. According to the multi-cultural residents of this area the pattern is inspired from geometrical patterns in carpet design and architecture, especially from the Islamic world.

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

to the Astrid Krogh website

Wed 24.2.

‘Kile’ by Yukari Hotta

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 24.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

The Japanese-born designer Yukari Hotta graduated from Kolding Designschool in Danmark and his creative work seems to reflect his cultural influences. The sophisticated joints of his shelf ‘Kile’ are based on a tradiational Japanese technique, fastened by simple wooden wedges.

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

'Kile' by Yukari Hotta

seen @ Dagens Design

to the Yukari website

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

The Danish artist Malene Landgreen is well-kown for her special appreciation for colours and her delicate composition has been integrated in several architectural projects, such as Ålborg Airport, Novo Nordisk, Frederiksberg Gymnasium and Danmarks Radio City in Ørestaden.

Her latest exhibition ‘Color State’ at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is a rather loud and expressive installation of colour-intense sequences which spans over six exhibition rooms.

For those who won’t have the chance to visit the exhibition until 20th February, here some impressions.

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

“My work derives meaning from the fact that the uncertain, abstract, unformulated, chaotic and inharmonious, no less than the well-ordered, well-considered and flawless, always relates proportionally to something else. No matter how incomprehensible and ungraspable it might be, indeed precisely because it is. It’s all about relations and proportions. That applies in art, in architecture and in life”, says Malene Landgreen.

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

to the Malene Landgreen website

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

The Danish practice schmidt hammer lasse architects realised this sports centre in Birkerød, a small town in the north of Copenhagen. The façade’s long sweeping lines and striking sculptural roof contours evoke a sense of movement and activity. This is underlined by a giant sun blind system designed by the Danish textile designer Astrid Krogh.

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The sports and activity centre is a multifunctional structure. The new building includes a large multipurpose hall with enough space to accommodate two handball courts with accompanying mobile spectator stands, as well as a V.I.P. lounge. The centre also houses two smaller halls. This means the complex can accommodate major sporting events, concerts and other cultural events, but also be adapted for school sporting events and local sports initiatives requiring smaller, more intimate settings.

The new centre is located in the midst of existing football pitches and the old public swimming baths, both of which have received a facelift, and now include a new grandstand for the football pitch and a full-scale remodelling of the public swimming baths which are now significantly larger. This bridges the gap between the existing sports and recreational facilities to create a more coherent offer for sports and cultural activities in Birkerød.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The new centre represents a quantum leap from the typical Danish sports facilities typically characterised by large rectangular halls with laminated wood arches. Birkerød Sports centre is very different in terms of both flexibility and design.

The aesthetics and design of Birkerød Sports centre are immediately distinctive – with its long curves it is a bold and beautiful sculptured focal point for the local community, combining sports, cultural and recreational activities in the Birkerød area.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The series of façades are decorated by graphic artist Astrid Krogh, Denmark. The black circles form interconnected patterns when the louvres are closed and daylight shines in through the oblong window sections. The façades were developed especially for this building project and have since been honoured by inclusion in the Danish Ministry of Culture’s Canon for Design and Craft Art.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

to the schmidt hammer lassen architects profile @ Architonic